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Your Ideal Weight Isn't What You Think

When I was a dieter I always had a goal weight that I thought would change my life. I'd get on the scale (if I was brave enough) and would hold my breath as I watched the needle move, calculating in my mind how many pounds away I was from happiness.<p>In retrospect I don't know what I expected to …

Kinky sex lifts our consciousness into a heightened state of “flow,” according to a new study

American health and sex journalist Michael Castleman has compared BDSM to the child’s game of “trust,” when one child stands in front of another and falls backward, waiting to be caught. It’s a bonding experience, Castleman says, “When the falling player trusts the catcher enough to let go …

American Psychiatric Association

Smithsonian

Smithsonian

Don't panic, but a massive hydrogen cloud is going to crash into the Milky Way

There’s a big cloud heading toward us, but it’s not the kind that looks like an elephant or your Uncle Todd. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has been …

Astrophysics

Why Space Elevators Could Be the Future of Space Travel

Expensive, unsustainable rockets have served as our primary means to exit Earth, but space elevators present a cheaper way to enter outer space. …

Space Exploration

4 Things Make You Naturally Happy in Life

The Best Ways to Be Happy<p>We all know that happiness is the state of mind along with the relative physiological changes in the body. The <b>state of mind</b> …

Happiness

Two Scientifically Plausible Conceptions of Time Travel and Their Bizarre Consequences

The time traveller of <i>The Time Machine</i> by HG Wells proclaims, “There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a …

5 Easy Tips To Improve Your Mental Health

We are living in a hectic world where things seem to happen at a fast rate and require more of our thinking power to adapt to the changing …

Wellness

4 Walking Workouts That Blast Calories In 10 Minutes Or Less

It's true that walking is one of the most convenient and effective exercises around. Yet it can be tough to start or stick to a walking routine because you might think you need to walk for an hour (or more) to get a good workout. Not so. Here are 4 walking workouts from personal trainers around the …

Exercise

'Alien Megastructure' Star Targeted by $100 Million SETI Search

If intelligent aliens actually do live around Tabby's star, astronomers are determined to find them.<p>The Breakthrough Listen initiative, which will …

Want to Stress Less? Eat These Foods Every Day

Are you feeling maxed out? Is work making you feel stressed instead of inspired? We can relate. Life certainly feels like it's hurtling forward …

Best laid plans: Eight embarrassing failures of the Space Age

Space is difficult and dangerous. Many men and women have lost their lives both in flight and on the ground in many different countries in opening up …

Lessons I Learned From 10 Days of Silence and Meditation

The first time I heard about Vipassana meditation was back in 2014 when my friend and business partner Prean decided to take a break in a hectic …

Meditation

Mechanism that triggers fat formation uncovered

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California reveal a control mechanism for fatty tissue to increase intake of calories via …

Miss Iceland drops mic after being told she's 'too fat' for beauty pageant

<b>UPDATE: Oct. 26, 2016, 4:16 p.m. BST</b> The pageant president says organisers told Miss Iceland to lose weight.<p>LONDON — Miss Iceland has quit an …

National Geographic will stream DiCaprio's climate change doc film for free

Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has recently devoted himself to raising awareness of the negative effects of climate change and his new environmental documentary <i>Before the Flood</i> will soon be on National Geographic.<p>The eco-flick is slated to premiere on National Geographic on October 30 and …

Leonardo Dicaprio

31 Butternut Squash Recipes That Will Make You Wonder Why Pumpkin Gets All the Attention

Always the supporting role, never the star. The opening act, but never the main event. When it comes to fall ingredients, butternut squash often gets …

Giant glowing halos around a distant quasar challenge what we know about the Universe

A staggering number of giant glowing halos spotted around distant quasars not only showcase the advances made in astronomical telescopy, the …

Astrophysics

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

Creepy Millipede With 414 Legs and Four Penises Will Haunt Your Nightmares

Just in time for Halloween, researchers have uncovered a new species of millipede that boasts an impressive array of features guaranteed to make you …

10 Trending Bio-tech topics of this year that you should not miss

Whether it is about using biorobots or using nanoparticles for gene delivery, biotechnology companies are blooming with new ideas. Here is a hot list …

Yoga pants protest after Rhode Island man states women of certain age or size should not wear them

Hundreds of women, men and children have protested in Rhode Island after a man wrote to his local newspaper criticising women over the age of 20 for wearing yoga pants in public.<p>Alan Sorrentino had a letter published last week in The Barrington Times describing why women of a certain age and size …

23 Books Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Recommends You Read

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, started a book club.<p>He ended up recommending and discussing 23 books with the group — about one every two weeks.<p>…

50 Healthy Dessert Recipes Under 250 Calories

When it comes to post-dinner sweets, homemade healthy desserts are where it's at. They're the perfect way to wrap up an evening and satisfy your …

Healthy Eating

Anyone can join Asgardia, the proposed “space nation” — to help protect and transcend Earth

A space nation, independent of countries on Earth, could be founded after a team of engineers, scientists and legal experts put forward proposals for …

Keep it in the ground: renewable energy breaks new records

Last year renewable energy accounted for more than half of new power generation worldwide, for the first time<p>Think of China and energy today, and you probably think of coal. But as the chief of the International Energy Agency told me recently, that’s changing. In years to come, wind turbines and …